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Award Winning Wines for » Fuller Bodied Dry White Wines
- From the 2018 Competition

Villa Maria Estate / Vidal Estate - Vidal Legacy Hawkes Bay Chardonnay - 2016 Medal

TROPHY SIWC Perpetual Trophy for Best Fuller Bodied Dry White Table Wine of Competition

BLUE-GOLD Award Winner
and one of the
TOP 1OO Wines of the Competition

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Judges' Comments

Kym Milne
Complex, struck match notes. Stone fruit and hint of green apple. Quite full palate with some green apple acidity, quite flinty and mineral on the finish. Refreshing foil with the food

Stuart Halliday
Restrained elegant style, lemon/lime, juicy acid, well balanced, good integration. Beautiful finish, elegance and restraint personified

Oliver Masters
Pale youthful gold colour, dark intense flint, brioche and warm fruit aromas, very fine pure sweet citrus fruit on palate. Worked well with smoked trout dish

Natasha Hughes
Toasty nose with smoky notes. Modern style with fairly linear mid-palate and bright acidity. Rich citrus and pineapple fruit. Good finish. Complex

Corey Ryan
Pale straw hues, lifted melon peach and corn kernel aromas. Chewy textural robust wine, fleshy leesy complex creamy finish. Well made. The corn-kernel characters of the wine are enhanced with the smoky trout flavours, the risotto and sunflower seeds complement the palate texture of the wine.

Matthew Deller
Pale gold appearance. Restrained, citrus, flinty, subtle baking spice oak. Good density, early harvest tart acidity and greenish phenolics. Medium length, marzipan finish. Food accentuates the alcohol.


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Country Of Origin
New Zealand

Wine Style
Fuller Bodied Dry White Wines

Grape Variety
- 100%

Geo Indicator or Region
Hawkes Bay

Typical Retail Price

Alcohol 13.5% v/v

Sugar NIL g/ltr

Customer Relations Person
Jane Morrison



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